Mission Bay offers beautiful views of Waitemata Harbour and Rangitoto Island beyond, with Hauraki Gulf in the distance. Mission House here was built in the 1850s using stone brought from Rangitoto Island , while the Norfolk pines were planted by Anglican bishops a decade later. There is a fountain, which reaches as high as twelve metres and is illuminated by night. The Savage Memorial at Bastion Point, at the western end of the bay, commemorates Michael Joseph Savage, the first Labour prime minister of New Zealand and the founder of the welfare state system in the country. This is also an area of bayside restaurants and cafés.
Transport – Bus 713, 746, 756, 757, 767, 769 (15 minutes, every 15 minutes)